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Discover Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour - From Vancouver

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icon13 to 14 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Victoria is a must-visit for travelers to the British Columbian coast. But many miss out due to concerns about ferries and getting around. With this day tour, you can let the experts handle all of the logistics. You’ll be picked up in Vancouver and whisked over tho Vancouver Island by ferry. Arriving in Victoria, you will do a city tour which includes stops at. isherman’s Wharf, the Inner Harbour, the Empress Hotel, Mile 0 and Chinatown. After your free time to explore Victoria yourself, we will take you to the Butchart
  • Hassle-free day trip to Victoria: No need to worry about ferry timetables and driving
  • Includes roundtrip BC Ferries tickets and admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Get insights into local Victoria history and culture from your guide
  • Includes free time to explore Victoria at your own pace
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Experienced, friendly, and fun Driver-Guide
Deluxe coach transportation
Roundtrip Ferry aboard BC Ferries
Onboard entertainment & commentary throughout
Great discount on optional activities
Admission to the Butchart Gardens
All Fees and Taxes
Food and drinks
Gratuity
1010 Canada Pl , 1010 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada

Please meet us at the covered benches next to the road 15 minutes before departure and meet your Discover Canada Tours guide (wearing bright green).

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Guests 16-18 years of age may travel on the trip without a parent or guardian but MUST have one present on the departure day to sign the waiver forms held by the tour guide.
  • Anyone 15 or younger must have a parent or guardian travel on the trip with them.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No booster seats available.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Discover Canada Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Discover Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour - From Vancouver?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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star-5
Ian, the best guide
Wenyu_B
, Aug 2022
Enjoyed every piece of history, story and jokes Ian shared with us and astonishing beauty of Vancouver/Victoria, BC. Definitely recommend to my friends without any hesitation.
star-5
Great tour!
LynneDiLella
, Aug 2022
Kim was an amazing guide. She was very knowledgeable and humorous. Would definitely go again. Loved Victoria and the Butchart gardens were fabulous!
star-5
A good day!
laverneoberholtzer
, Aug 2022
Ferry experience, Butchart Gardens; Joe's info and historical narrative. I would not have wanted to navigate on my own.
star-4
Our guide was exceptional...
William_N
, Jul 2022
Our guide was exceptional and very knowledgeable Kim , a native of Victoria, added more due to her local knowledge
star-5
A wonderful day!
Vicky_M
, Jul 2022
It was a wonderful day. Good places to visit, good suggestions of restaurant, confortable bus. Thank you René, you were amazing!
star-5
Thank you for an amazing tour! We’ll definitely recommend to our friends back home
Kaaren_K
, Jul 2022
Zac was amazing!!! So fun and chatty and knowledgeable! Great driver, too! Perfect weather and fine travel companions.
star-5
Victoria is a very nice...
Raymond_M
, Jul 2022
Victoria is a very nice place to visit and the gardens are even beautiful! We had a great guide who told a lot of interesting things about Vancouver and its environment.
star-5
Great sights . Long day!
Robin_R
, Jul 2022
Loved Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Tour operator Zac was fantastic and knowledgeable. The downside was the amount of travel time spent to get to these amazing places.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you had a good time with Zac. The travel time can be indeed long as Victoria is on Vancouver Island and we need to take the ferry to get there, but we still hope you got to enjoy the amazing views!
star-5
Both Victoria and...
Patti_E
, Jul 2022
Both Victoria and Butchart Gardens were stunning! Flowers everywhere in both places. Both beautiful places to visit.
star-5
Wonderful day
Robin_S
, Jul 2022
My husband and I had a wonderful day going on the tour bus and the ferry to explore Victoria and Butchart Gardens. Victoria was everything we thought it would be—gorgeous, majestic, and grand. The food was great too—we ate at Fisherman’s Wharf and had chocolates at Rogers!!! Butchart was a dream. The beauty of the place is beyond description. Leave it at that. You are all so lucky to have the gardens in your backyard. Thank you for a wonderful day. In truth, a lifetime would only begin to explore your beautiful island.
star-5
Discover Victoria & Butchart Gardens
Mantu_D
, Jul 2022
This was an excellent experience. The driver/guide, Ian was not only very knowledgable, he was very helpful too. We enjoyed all his jokes during the trip.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Anchorage/Victoria tour
Jane_B
, Jul 2022
Ian was our main tour guide and he was a wealth of knowledge! He was extremely friendly, funny and full of facts! He made the 13 hour tour more exciting! I highly recommend this tour to understand the Canadian history at an above the par level! Thanks for the great tour Ian!!
star-5
Day trip to Victoria
Judy_W
, Jul 2022
The Butchart Gardens were gorgeous and Ian was a fantastic guide. The downtown Victoria architecture was beautiful. Although the portion of the trip on the ferry was very long, the process went very smooth. I thought the ferry docked in downtown Victoria. I did not realize we would spend so much time on the bus after the ferry. All in all a long but enjoyable day especially with Ian and his commentary.
star-5
Everything was perfect on...
karineh_d
, Jul 2022
Everything was perfect on time and scheduled. I will recommend to my friends. Driver was very friendly and informative
star-5
Amazing local experience
Nick_R
, Jul 2022
Luke was very helpful and accommodating. He went out of his way to make sure people had a good time. Please tip this man when you go on a trip with them
star-5
Excellent Victoria Island tour including butchart Garden.
Hayden_K
, Jul 2022
Great experience with an excellent driver, Dave, and very knowledgeable guide, Mara. Highly recommend.
star-1
Horrible experience
rebecca_a
, Jul 2022
I went on a once in a lifetime trip to Alaska with my family and I was told that I should book all of our activities through via tour. This was the biggest mistake I could have ever made. Our first stop was in Juneau Alaska, where the bus driver refused to wait for my 70-year-old mother to walk back from the glacier and left her behind. Our Second stop Wis and Scagway Alaska, where we reserved a scooter gold rush tour. We arrive at the allotted place only to find out that this is a non-existent tour. We even called City Hall and they told us that this activity has not existed in this town for years. I had to spend the majority of my time calling Viateur for a refund. Our third stop was in British Columbia Victoria where I reserved a tour for nine people to go through the city of Victoria and Bouchard Gardens. When I called the night before to find out where to meet the store we were told that it was three hours away from where our ship with dock . I then asked if we could cancel this booking due to the fact that we cannot make it at 8 o’clock in the morning three hours away from our port. Now they are refusing to refund me the money. Please please please do not book with viator they did not help and I had to spend the majority of my trip on the sound dealing with the situations… booking with viator ruined my trip And I would not recommend them to anyone. I have a brother and two cousins who work in the cruise industry and they as well will not recommend Viator
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for reaching out and we are saddened to hear that some parts of your well earned vacation did not go as planned. As with all tour operators, 3rd party platforms, like Viator, sell our product. We provide the product and they provide the platform and service to sell it. It appears that you were booked on our Vancouver to Victoria Day Tour. However, you were located 3 hrs away in Victoria, on Vancouver Island, thus making the pick up point so far away. We have reached out to Viator to try and rectify the situation for you. Please note that we did not have the opportunity to speak with you for cancellation and to be clear, we do not have the ability to control the refunds nor cancellations. Nonetheless, we strive to make all visitors to our city happy, whether they took our tour or not. We would love to speak with you further about this so please do contact us at info@discovercanadatours.com Thank you.
star-5
Wonderful tour
Michael_H
, Jul 2022
Our guide, Rhandi, was full of energy and very knowledgeable. She shared many interesting details of whatever area we were driving through and had some wonderful stories to tell. She gave excellent suggestions for how to spend our time in Victoria. We had ample time in Butchart Gardens, though as a gardener I could easily have spent more time there. Rhandi kept us organized and our tour went smoothly.
star-5
Great tour
Sylvia_C
, Jun 2022
Kim is an excellent guide her knowledge is extensive. Had a brilliant day really enjoyed it. It was a long day but I learned so much. Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone visiting Vancouver.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
A lovely experience with an outstanding guide.
Claudia_G
, Jun 2022
Discover Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour was a great experience, since we started our way to the Ferry station. Our guide Kim shared very interesting information all the way, she was knowledgeable, funny and approachable. The ferry trip was quite enjoyable, outstanding views and good options for breakfast. Once in Victoria Kim offered a free walking tour along Government street, visiting landmarks and iconic shops. We also had free time for walking and shopping. We finished the day at Butchart Gardens, a magnificent site full of nature and flowers. A lovely experience with an outstanding guide.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you for you review Claudia. We are happy to hear that you had a great time in Victoria with your guide Kim visiting Government Street and the Butchart Gardens. We hope to see you on one of our tours again!

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